By Andrew Heiner, MD UPDATED: 10/25/2018 “Nobody really knows what causes Crohn’s Disease; the first person to figure that out will probably win the Nobel Prize,” says Granite Peaks Gastroenterologist Andrew Heiner, MD. Dr. Heiner, who diagnoses and treats many patients with Crohn’s each year, is incredibly hopeful that in the next several years, the mystery behind the […]

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Belching, bloating, and flatulence: Any of these symptoms can be embarrassing, leading to unwanted noises, abdominal discomfort, and general malaise. Occasionally experiencing these symptoms is normal, but if symptoms become excessive or too frequent, they can negatively impact your life. Belching occurs when excess air is swallowed, causing the stomach to become too full. Flatulence […]

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OVERVIEW Lactose is the sugar found in milk and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, usually lactase, a digestive enzyme of the small intestine, helps to breakdown this complex sugar into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These simple sugars are then absorbed in the small […]

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November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means comfort food and delicious treats. Living with IBD and eating some of these Thanksgiving foods could upset your symptoms, however, we have some yummy solutions. Here are two IBD-friendly Thanksgiving recipes that everyone at the table will surely love! Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Ingredients 1 whole bone-in […]

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You trust your gastroenterologist to help you make the right decisions regarding medical therapy of your ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. But is everything being done to prevent other diseases associated with your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Despite published guidelines, vaccination and preventive screening rates are unacceptably low among patients with IBD. The following is […]

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By Dr. Christopher Cutler Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the digestive tract that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Many women worry about how pregnancy can affect their IBD, and more importantly,how treatment for IBD may affect their baby. However, with appropriate treatment and follow up, most women can have a […]

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June 23, 2016

By Peter Loftus View Original Article People suffering from a common but tough-to-treat gut disorder called IBS are discovering a growing set of treatment alternatives. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs in the past year for the disorder, known as irritable bowel syndrome, which involves chronic diarrhea, constipation or both, […]

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Ally Bain is in her twenties now, but when she was 14, a humiliating experience prompted her mom to push for passing Ally’s Law in Illinois- also known as The Restroom Access Act.  While shopping at a popular clothing store, Ally, who had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, needed to suddenly use the restroom.  This […]

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